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Paean

A song or expression of praise and thanksgiving (n)

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Palliate

To make something appear less serious, gloss over (v)

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Panacea

A remedy for all diseases or ills (n)

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Panache

A grand or flamboyant manner (adj)

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Pandemic

Widespread; occurring over a large area or affecting an unusually large percentage of the population (adj)

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Panegyric

Formal expression of praise (n)

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Paradigm

Something that serves as a model, example or pattern (n)

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Paradox

Contradiction; a seemingly self-contradictory statement (n)

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Paragon

Something regarded as a model of excellence or perfection in some way (n)

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Pariah

An outcast, a rejected and despised person (n)

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Parody

A humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect, (n)

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Parry

To block, evade, or ward off (v)

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Parsimonious

Cheap, miserly (adj)

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Partisan

One-sided, committed to a party, biased or prejudiced (adj)

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Pastoral

Having the simplicity, charm, serenity, or other characteristic generally attributed to rural areas (adj)

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Paucity

Sarcity, a lacking of (adj)

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Peccadillo

A slight offense; literally, a minor sin (n)

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Pedagogy

The art or profession of training, teaching or instructing (n)

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Pedantic

Ostentatious display of learning excessive attention to minutiae and formal rules, unimaginative (adj)

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Pedestrian

Commonplace, trite, unremarkable (adj)

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Pellucid

Clear in meaning, expression, or style; translucent (adj)

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Penchant

Strong inclination, a liking (n)

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Pentential

Expressive of regret for one's wrongdoing (adj)

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Penurious

Penny-pinching, excessively thrifty; ungenerous (adj)

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Peremptory

Admitting of no contradiction, putting an end to further debate, haugty, imperious (adj)

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Perennial

Reccurent through the year or many years, happening repeatedly (adj)

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Perfidy

Intentional breach of faith, treachery (n)

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Perfunctory

Cursory, done without care of interest (adj)

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Peripatetic

Itinerant, traveling, nomadic (adj)

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Pernicious

Extremely harmful, potentially causing death